Originally posted on Linked in:
I went to an acupuncturist yesterday; he checked my pulse, looked at my tongue, asked me a few questions, and then asked me if I like Whisky.
I do. :-/
He was able to tell that my liver was not working like it should, and what the cumulative effects were on my whole system (not ideal).
Looks like I have some changes to make, and you might have some too.
I'm not talking about getting acupuncture (although I did enjoy it). I'm talking about checking the pulse of your organization and seeing what comes up for you.
By all accounts I'm healthy; I look healthy, and I feel pretty good (in spite of my consumption of beverages at networking events and social functions). However, the assessment of a medical professional indicates that there might be improvements to be made.
If you were to evaluate the health of your team and your organization, what would come up?
As I'm sure you know, the body is a system, composed of systems, that rely on each other to keep you alive and well. If something happens to one of those systems (or an individual component of a system), performance starts to decline. The same is true for your organization.
It might not be noticeable at first, and the impact might not seem worthwhile to address (It'll fix itself), but if left alone the problem risks getting worse...
(See the Broken Window Theory)